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Argentine September Inflation Was 1.9%, Opposition Lawmakers Say

October 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Argentine opposition lawmakers said consumer prices rose 1.9 percent in September, according to an average estimate by private researchers.

Prices rose 24 percent from a year earlier, lawmaker Patricia Bullrich said during a news conference today in Buenos Aires.

Opposition lawmakers began releasing private estimates of consumer prices in June after the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner fined researchers who said inflation was more than double the official figure.

The National Statistics Agency is scheduled to release September’s consumer price index on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. New York time.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eliana Raszewski in Buenos Aires at eraszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Richard Jarvie at rjarvie@bloomberg.net


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